So ive picked out some items and im looking to where i can save some money and maybe get a better type of cpu cooler. I dont know much about the cpu coolers that are available. also the power supply? is it to much if i plan on getting another video card later down the road?
Also if you think i can use something thats not on this list let me know. 2k is not the only amount i have but i dont want to spend to much more
Corsair 750W PSU $120 - Enough power and 4x PCI-E connectors if you plan on adding a 2nd card later for sli
In my opinion, you could ditch the sound card. Onboard sound is plenty good for most purposes
If you wanted to save a few bucks, you could go for DDR3-1333 memory, its not slower by a noticeable amount
I'm not a rocket scientist but I'm going to guess seeing how the OP has a x58 board in his build, a gtx 275, and a 850w psu that he's leaving the door open for SLI later on down the road. Why am I the only one on this thread that see's this ...or should I post a link to a 550w psu ?
why_me, yes thats what im thinking. what do you think about the psu being 850 overkill or needed?
Not at all. If you had gtx 260's in SLI then the 750w would do just fine. For gtx 285's you want a 850w. Seeing how the gtx 275 sits right in between those two cards power consumption wise, I would say better to go high then low. 850w seems to be the perfect choice for this build.